Allen Unaffected by First Return to Boston
Ray Allen returns to Boston on Sunday for the first time since he passed on an offer to stay with the Celtics to instead join their rivals, the Miami Heat. Allen won a championship during the five seasons he spent in Boston, but doesn’t think he’ll get emotional upon his return.
Given that the Celtics are shooting just 33.5 percent behind the arc this season, ranking them 27th among the NBA’s 30 teams – a considerable drop from a year ago when they ranked seventh – it can be easy to surmise that Allen is missed in Boston.
“They have plenty of players that are capable,” Allen said without emotion.